Author: Dee

How to Defrag Your Hard Drive When was the last time you defragged your hard drive? If you're like most computer users, it's probably been a long time. If you answered, "Never," or, "I don't even know what that is!" we're going to show you, now. What is defragging? In simplest terms, it's taking all the bits and pieces of information stored on...

Feeling safe and secure about your passwords? You might want to take a seat, because that is about to change. [caption id="attachment_1451" align="alignright" width="300"] How secure is your password? It might not matter anymore.[/caption] If you read only one article on password security this year, make it this one. In it, Mat Honan lays waste to the idea that passwords are anything but an inconvenience to...

Don't fall for phony FBI malware! [caption id="attachment_1346" align="alignleft" width="300"] FBI malware locks your computer, demands ransom to unlock it.[/caption] This article on Ars Technica points out that so-called "ransom ware" is becoming an increasing cause for concern as it is responsible for bilking $5 million a year from victims. The malware in question disables the victim's computer, displays a serious-looking warning and then demands...

How to get started blogging with NEPA Geeks Have you often thought about blogging but didn't know where to start, or how to begin? It's remarkably easy, and a lot of fun. If you know how to send email or post status updates to Facebook, you've already got the basics. Now, you just need to take a few more steps, and...

Did you know that NEPA Geeks offers reliable web hosting for your site or blog? It's true! We're not just your local computer repair shop, we're also your local hosting solution! What is web hosting? A web host is a high-speed Internet-connected computer with a vast amount of storage space. It can either hold personal files that you wish to back up or...

Hurricane Sandy has mostly passed our area, yet she's still dumping large amounts of rain and snow on many areas along her path. We were very lucky that the worst we had to deal with was a power outage for a few hours, considering the devastation many people saw. Our thoughts are certainly with those who have lost their homes...

Learn how protect your electronic equipment from Hurricane Sandy [caption id="attachment_1279" align="alignright" width="300"] From the National Hurricane Center in Miami[/caption] Hurricane Sandy is rapidly approaching, and this thing is set to make a historical impact on our area. Governor Tom Corbett has already announced that we are in a state of emergency, and many parts of New York and New Jersey are...